I popped into Legoland for the afternoon since I live across Lake Eloise from Legoland. Duplo Valley connects Fun Town with World of Chima and with Lego Kingdoms. The area has been there since the beginning, Duplo Valley was created for toddlers. The Barn has in the back a toddler room where toddlers can run free and play in an enclosed air conditioned space. There are plugs for parents to charge their electronic devices while the toddlers play at tables, chairs and bean bags that are their size. Next door, in the same building, is the Baby Center that has changing tables that have a dip in them to keep babies from rolling around. There is a kitchen with a microwave and sink. There are semiprivate rooms with rocking chairs for mothers and their toddler and a tiny stool. Only the mother may use the plugs in here for their electronic devices, breast pumps, etc. There are plugs around the park for others to use for charging.
The train ride goes through a campground, a covered bridge, and wilderness. The tractor features a gas pedal, steering wheel, front seat with locks, and a tour through the farm. I rode both to see if they were adult sized. A person with a very large belly might have trouble as the lap belts were not as big as Dumbo in Magic Kingdom at WDW. The rides are two laps around which is nice for kids who are used to doing one lap then getting off the ride. The water splash area is gentle on toddlers with an area for parents to sit. Duplo Snack Bar sells yummy caramel corn in a cute bucket as well as popcorn, soda pop, and bottled water . Toddlers can look at the animals and the decorations are simple for kids to understand and say BUNNY or HORSE. I strongly recommend LEGOLAND to parents of toddlers and kids under the age of 10.
The park is back on daily operating hours. For $35 per person (plus park admission) guests may have breakfast on the Mansion veranda that overlooks Lake Eloise. Guests dine with Laval, Buddy, and one other character before the park opens. Guests will receive one front of the line pass for a ride and kids receive a LEGO mini figure. Legoland has a VIP Experience starting from $445 per child & $495 per adult (plus tax). This includes tour guide, time with a model builder, priority access to rides and attractions, VIP lanyard, lunch with refreshments, gift bag, free parking, and free use of a locker. For about $100 more per person, guests can add the water park to their experience and receive free towels, lockers, and a private cabana. At $595 a child, there is the 90 minute hair and beauty styling session at Emma’s Heartlake Salon that includes all of the VIP experience except the water park. For those on a budget there are birthday parties starting at $35 per person plus park admission with a 10 guest minimum.
June 8th from 10:30 am to 4 pm there will be the LEGOLAND Florida Ocean Potion Beach Party with Ocean Potion and staff from 97 Country Radio. This will happen in the water park that is way in the back of Legoland that requires additional admission or an annual pass with the water park included. They say they are giving away samples and prizes.
September 1st all seniors with valid ID get into Legoland for only $30, the minimum age is 60 years old. Senior Gardens Day will have Winter Haven historian Bob Gernert to answer questions and maybe make a presentation on the history of Cypress Gardens.
For those who cannot make it to Legoland can try to go to Legofest in Georgia, Texas, Virginia, and Indiana. This is a traveling show with many kid friendly activities. http://www.legokidsfest.com/
My name is Laurie Smith and I have lived in Kissimmee, FL since March, 2012, so that I could learn about WDW and help people enjoy WDW. I love to watch cooking shows so I can learn about food. I love exploring new places, eating out, cooking, helping people, and playing online games. I have been going to Disney parks since 1960.